The Residential Education Office strives to provide a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. We offer
specialized learning and thematic communities for freshman, as well as continuing
and transfer students. In addition, we offer gender-inclusive housing, housing over university breaks and provide other accommodations to meet your needs.
Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) at San Diego State University provide you with a unique opportunity to connect and learn, both inside and outside the classroom. In an RLC, you will live alongside other students with shared academic or co-curricular interests and are enrolled in a connected set of academic courses to help produce smaller, more intentional communities that promote student success.Your education will be supported by faculty-in-residence (FIRs) and Academic Mentors (AMs) through related social activities and one-on-one mentorship.
- Adventures in Surfing and Sustainability
- Discover San Diego State
- Emerging Leaders Program
- Future Education Professionals
- Health and Healing Professions
- Honors Residential College
- Journalism and Media Studies
- Journey Into Entrepreneurship
- Men Engaging in Technology and Science (METS)
- Physical Fitness (P-Fit)
- Pre-Law Community
- Pride House
- Toltec House for Undeclared Majors
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
- Women's and Gender Equity House (WAGE)
Thematic Living Communities provide you with the opportunity to live with students with common interests without paired academic courses. In a Thematic Living Community, you are likely to find a cohesive group of friends with whom you can participate in academic and social programs focused around your community theme.
- Aztec Engineering
- Extended Quiet Hours
- Substance Free
Applying for a Living Community
You can indicate your preference for a living community in the Living Choices section of the housing application. You will be notified in July of your placement in a living community.
If accepted into a RLC, you will be automatically enrolled in courses related to your RLC. You must remain enrolled in all courses in your cohort in order to remain in your learning community.